January 28, 2011

Bookmark Resume!

I made a 'resume' to send to publishing houses! I thought a bookmark seemed very fitting!
Last year I took a printmaking class and made an edition of bookmarks (Lino cut), they are the inspiration of this new bookmark. I couldn't find them anywhere BUT I did find the sketches in an old folder. Theses (lino cut) bookmarks had some elements that I wanted to use in my 'resume'! 

Those are the sketches for the lino cut bookmarks. I was studying Russian at the time and when I am into something, it usually winds up in my drawings. I think it says: I love reading!

Those are my thumbnails for the bookmark 'resume'.
And below are the front + back side of the bookmark.

I might still play around with the decorative elements + color!
Let me know what you think?

January 24, 2011

Amelia's Magazine Mime Festival Review illustration

Here's an illustration I finished this morning for Amelia's Magazine. 
The illustration was for Amelia's review of 'Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl'.
I started with a pencil drawing, then I scanned it, and colored it digitally. I was playing around with the background and ended up with two slightly different versions, shown below.

And here are a couple reference photos of Alex (Most wonderful bunny model) ! Thanks to Scott Kip I was able to get reference with my beloved Nikon D40 and start immediately on my illustration. 

January 20, 2011

Birthday Card!

Birthday Cards I printed lately to give to some friends of mine!
I started by sketching different ideas, then I chose one design which I transfered onto a Speedball Carving Block.

After carving, I made some test prints to get to the perfect consistency of ink on paper. 

Then it was easy to print some cards!  

Here's a list of the materials I used:
1. Speedball 'Speedy-Cut' Carving Block size: 2" x 4.5".
2. Ivory Strathmore Blank Announcement Cards & Envelopes. Comes in a box of 10. Size: Cards 3" x 4", envelopes 3.5" x 5".
3. Speedball block printing ink. Turquoise water-soluble ink. 
4. Daler Rowney FW Liquid Acrylic. Bell Bronze.
5. Speedball Lino Cutter.
6. Brayer.
7. Corner Rounder Punch. 

Self-portraits December 20 - January 20

December 20 - 30, 2010

January 1 - 20, 2011